Comedy, intrigue and fantasy come alive
Ballet’s most charming comedy, live on stage: The Australian Ballet’s Regional Tour presents Coppélia.
Swanilda and Franz are in love … until a beautiful stranger, the daughter of the magician Dr Coppelius, appears in town. But she is not what she seems, and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician’s sinister workshop – with the help of some fancy footwork!
This sparkling tale of magic and mischief, with its irresistible melodies and ‘living dolls’, is amusing fun for the whole family. Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s stories, Coppélia features exquisite costumes by master designer Kristian Fredrikson.
Laughter and love, lively dancing and vivid colour – treat the family to Coppélia.
Horsham Town Hall, Horsham 18 July
Bunjil Place, Narre Warren 20 – 21 July
Empire Theatre, Toowoomba 25 July
Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, Bundaberg 28 July
Gladstone Entertainment Centre, Gladstone 31 July
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, Mackay 3 August
Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns 11 August
Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs 17 – 18 August
Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin 23 – 24 August
Coppélia on stage.Artists of The Australian Ballet. Photography Jeff Busby.
Original choreography Arthur Saint-Léon
Revised by Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti
Music Léo Delibes
Costume and set design Kristian Fredrikson
Lighting design Francis Croese
★★★★ This Coppélia is a beloved Australian Ballet production for a reason.The Age
★★★★ Nothing short of breathtaking.Sydney Morning Herald
★★★★★ Visually gorgeousDaily Review